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Vijaya Nirmala (1944-2019): A pictorial tribute to the actor-director

Actor-director Vijaya Nirmala, 75, passed away in Hyderabad, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She starred in over 200 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.

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Actor-director Vijaya Nirmala passed away on Wednesday in Hyderabad, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 75. She was an accomplished artiste known for her Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. (Photo from Express Archives)

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Vijaya Nirmala starred in over 200 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. (Photo from Express Archives)

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In 2002, she entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the female director with most films. She directed 44 films. (Photo from Express Archives)

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Vijaya Nirmala started as a child artiste in Tamil and Telugu film industry. (Photo from Express Archives)

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She met her husband Krishna on the sets of Telugu film Saakshi. They starred together in 47 films. (Photo from Express Archives)

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She also appeared in TV shows towards the later part of her career. Her small screen debut came with Balaji Telefilms' Pelli Kanuka. (Photo from Express Archives)

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She made her Telugu directorial debut with the 1971 film Meena which was based on a novel by Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani. (Photo from Express Archives)

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Her acting debut in Telugu films was with the Rangula Ratnam in 1966. (Photo from Express Archives)

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Vijaya Nirmala was honoured with Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2008. (Photo from Express Archives)

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Her last directorial venture Neramu Siksha was released in 2009. (Photo from Express Archives)